THE FEMALE GAZE, PART 2

THE FEMALE GAZE, PART 2

WOMEN LOOK AT MEN
June 23 - September 2, 2016
547 West 25th Street


A thoughtfully curated exhibition featuring great works from long-established female artists (such as Diane Arbus, Alice Neel, Nan Goldin, Cecily Brown and Louise Bourgeois), the new wave (artists like Dana Schultz) and the next (exemplified by EJ Hauser, a personal favorite).
— Dan Golden, New York Curator

Featured image: Nan Goldin WARREN IN BED  1978 Cibachrome 19 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches 50.2 x 49.5 centimeters IMAGE CREDIT: Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery CR# GL.36795

Cheim & Read is pleased to present, The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men, a group exhibition of thirty-two women artists, and their variegated portrayals of men, curated by John Cheim.

The Female Gaze, a two-part exhibition at Cheim & Read, presents works by women that directly address gender and sexuality. The first iteration was Women Look at Women, in 2009. The shows span a variety of media, including painting, photography, and sculpture. Both explore the problem of a relatively simple question: would we react differently to these works if they were made by a man?

 Marlene Dumas MORNING GLORY  1998-01 Oil on canvas 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches 24.8 x 34.9 centimeters Courtesy Tilton Gallery, New York CR# DU.36676

Marlene Dumas MORNING GLORY  1998-01 Oil on canvas 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches 24.8 x 34.9 centimeters Courtesy Tilton Gallery, New York CR# DU.36676

 Dana Schutz FRANK AS A PROBOSCIS MONKEY  2002 Oil on canvas 36 x 32 inches 91.4 x 81.3 centimeters Courtesy Petzel Gallery CR# DS.36741

Dana Schutz FRANK AS A PROBOSCIS MONKEY  2002 Oil on canvas 36 x 32 inches 91.4 x 81.3 centimeters Courtesy Petzel Gallery CR# DS.36741

 Catherine Murphy (1946 -) PROFILE- HARRY ROSEMAN 1994 Oil on canvas 45 x 41 inches 114.3 x 104.1 centimeters Courtesy Peter Freeman, Inc., New York CR# CMU.36215

Catherine Murphy (1946 -) PROFILE- HARRY ROSEMAN 1994 Oil on canvas 45 x 41 inches 114.3 x 104.1 centimeters Courtesy Peter Freeman, Inc., New York CR# CMU.36215

 Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991) COCTEAU IN BED WITH MASK, PARIS  1927 Gelatin silver print; printed later 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches 26.7 x 34.3 centimeters Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York CR# AB.36266

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991) COCTEAU IN BED WITH MASK, PARIS  1927 Gelatin silver print; printed later 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches 26.7 x 34.3 centimeters Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York CR# AB.36266

 Katy Grannan ANONYMOUS, MODESTO, CA  2014 Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper mounted to Plexiglass 55 x 41 inches 139.7 x 104.1 centimeters Courtesy Salon 94, New York CR# KG.36336

Katy Grannan ANONYMOUS, MODESTO, CA  2014 Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper mounted to Plexiglass 55 x 41 inches 139.7 x 104.1 centimeters Courtesy Salon 94, New York CR# KG.36336

 Diane Arbus (1923 - 1971) Young couple on a bench in Washington Square Park, N.Y.C. 1965 Gelatin silver print 14 3/8 x 15 1/2 inches 36.5 x 39.4 centimeters The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC CR# AR.36763

Diane Arbus (1923 - 1971) Young couple on a bench in Washington Square Park, N.Y.C. 1965 Gelatin silver print 14 3/8 x 15 1/2 inches 36.5 x 39.4 centimeters The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC CR# AR.36763

 Alice Neel (1900 - 1984) DAVID SOKOLA  1973 Oil on canvas  48 x 44 x 3/4 inches 121.9 x 111.8 x 1.9 centimeters © The Estate of Alice Neel Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London CR# NE.36332

Alice Neel (1900 - 1984) DAVID SOKOLA  1973 Oil on canvas  48 x 44 x 3/4 inches 121.9 x 111.8 x 1.9 centimeters © The Estate of Alice Neel Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London CR# NE.36332

Paul Rosano, the subject of Sylvia Sleigh’s painting, Paul Rosano in Jacobsen Chair, 1971, which will be on view, wrote: “She was placing me in what many would interpret as a feminine pose, or what you would expect to see in traditional or historical paintings of women, certainly not of men. This became an underlying theme in many of her works. The reversal.” The works included in The Female Gaze reverse stereotypical gender roles; instead of seeing the men as oppressors, men become the subject of their gaze.

Artists include: Berenice Abbott, Ellen Altfest, Ghada Amer, Diane Arbus, Gina Beavers, Lynda Benglis, Huma Bhabha, Louise Bourgeois, Katherine Bradford, Cecily Brown, Kathe Burkhart, Lois Dodd, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Katy Grannan, Grace Graupe-Pillard, EJ Hauser, Celia Hempton, Jenny Holzer, Chantal Joffe, Sarah Lucas, Catherine Murphy, Alice Neel, Catherine Opie, Collier Schorr, Dana Schutz, Joan Semmel, Cindy Sherman, Sylvia Sleigh, Betty Tompkins, Nicole Wittenberg and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

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